Canon adds A3 laser cartridge-based MFPs to SME portfolio

New product strengthens Canons offering to the reseller market

Canon UK, leader in digital imaging and technology, today announced its entry into the A3 laser cartridge-based market with the launch of the MF7170i.  Aimed at general business, but predominantly small workgroups and SMEs, the introduction of the MF7170i is in direct response to market demands and confirms Canons commitment to supporting the reseller market.  Adding laser cartridge-based technology to its A3 portfolio ensures that Canon continues to offer the broadest range of business printers and solutions to the reseller community ranging from photographic, inkjet and desktop laser to multi functional, large format and digital presses.

According to independent research (IDC 2005), 87% of all documents printed are five pages or less.  As such, the MF7170, sister product to the toner based iR2016i, is compact enough to sit within small workgroups and so is ideally suited to facilitating small, day-to-day print jobs whilst increasing productivity by freeing up larger machines to complete more complex or bigger jobs.

Glen Mason, Office Marketing Manager, Canon UK comments, Extending our product portfolio to incorporate A3 laser cartridge-based devices is a logical step and is in direct response to market and reseller demand. By offering the widest possible range of products, our partners are in a stronger position than ever to respond to a host of tenders, large or small, whilst adding value to their customers and maximising revenues for themselves.

The MF7170i is a Multifunctional Printer copier that can print documents up to A3 size at a speed of 16ppm.  The device is sold as a plug-and-play ready unit with 12 months on-site warranty as standard.  Colour scanning facility, i-SEND allows scanning and sending in colour, improving the quality of scanned documents and saving the additional cost of a colour network scanner.  Furthermore, the send function allows scanned documents to be sent directly across a companys network, to an email address, FTP site or database. 

An automatic document feeder and a user friendly interface complete the standard configuration of this new device.

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